Creeton Silverbed Limestone is a fine grained limestone with a creamy off white colour. It gets its name from the small clusters of fossiliferous shells and mineral veining that can give the impression of flecks of silver within the stones appearance.
In thin section the stone is dominated primarily of ooliths and peloids. These are typically circular or ovoid in shape with many showing a degree of concentric structure. Some showed iron rich grains to be present with some local discolouration. These were generally micritic, with a seed consisting of quartz grain or lithoclasts/sediment fragments.
Uses of our Silverbed limestone stone
Already a popular choice amongst architects, designers, builders and private clients, Silverbed limestone is a practicable choice characterised by its aesthetically good looks, durability and low porosity. Natural stone elements such as cantilever staircases, honed flooring and beautiful carved fireplaces can bring a stunning, long lasting feature to your home or project. A range of building stone and masonry detailing can also provide a warm natural finish to the exterior of your home.
The quarried block is readily available in a range of weights and sizes to meet all of our customers demands or requirements.
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